6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2012 12:00 AM by robinb55
pwetmore Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

The latest version doesn't have a list view I like, so I want to go back to the iTunes 10.whatever. Any thoughts on how to do this?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: Can I uninstall itunes 11.0?
    Jyri Erik Kork Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I think there are about a dozen threads already regarding this.  Here's the method from Limnos:

     

     

    =Downgrading from iTunes 11 to iTunes 10.7=

     

    You may be able to go back with Time Machine but this may involve restoring other items too (https://discussions.apple.com/message/20441404).  Alternatively:

     

    Back up your computer first, in case the unexpected happens.

     

    Get iTunes 10.7.  Apple does not keep many old versions on its web site.  I always install iTunes by downloading the installer and then keep it on my archive drive so I can have access to old versions.  This one is no longer openly linked on Apple's site:

     

    iTunes 10.7 for OS X  http://appldnld.apple.com/iTunes10/041-7195.20120912.d3uzQ/iTunes10.7.dmg

     

    Replace the iTunes 11 application with iTunes 10.7.  Lion (OSX 10.7) and newer systems have iTunes integrated into the operating system and deleting is a bit more involved.  The two ways I can think of to do this are:

     

    1.  Use the shareware Pacifist utility (http://www.charlessoft.com/) to install iTunes 10.7 including all associated system files.

     

    2. Check this reference on how to delete the iTunes application itself:

     

    Delete iTunes in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion - http://osxdaily.com/2011/09/13/delete-itunes-in-mac-os-x-10-7-lion/

     

    After deleting the application there may be other files that need downgrading too. See the note about error -42408 at the end of this post. You may want to tuck these away somewhere safe until you have completed the installation of iTunes 10.7.  I have not tested this but ideally if newer versions are not found then the installer will put in the old versions. This may include these files in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ which apparently get updated by iTunes 11:

     

    AirTrafficHost.framework
    CoreFP.framework
    DeviceLink.framework
    iTunesAccess.framework
    MobileDevice.framework

     


    After doing one of the two procedures above you will have to rescue your old iTunes library from your iTunes > Previous Libraries folder and rename it "iTunes Library.itl" (replacing the existing one in the iTunes folder) because a newer version of iTunes irreversibly updates your library file. Note, this will revert your library to version at the time of the upgrade and you will have to update any changes made since.  See:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20401436 - turingtest2 11/2012 post on rebuilding empty/corrupt library from previous iTunes library file after upgrade/crash.

     

    iTunes: How to re-create your iTunes library and playlists - http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1451

     

    Other issues:
    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20432309 - solution to mobile devices saying they need to be restored after downgrading

     

    If you encounter error-42408:

     

    iTunes: Advanced iTunes Store troubleshooting - http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3297 > Specific Conditions and Alert Messages: (Mac OS X / Windows) - including specific error codes.

     

    Alternatively, check https://discussions.apple.com/message/20441424 which requires you have a Time Machine backup (though possibly if you remove the newer version of these files old ones may be installed with the iTunes 10.7 installer - untested).

  • 2. Re: Can I uninstall itunes 11.0?
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,475 points)

    A slightly updated version of my post.

     

    =Downgrading from iTunes 11 to iTunes 10.7=

     

    You may be able to go back with Time Machine but this may involve restoring other items too (https://discussions.apple.com/message/20441404).  Alternatively:

     

    Back up your computer first, in case the unexpected happens.

     

    Get iTunes 10.7 from http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1576 or the direct download link at:  http://appldnld.apple.com/iTunes10/041-7195.20120912.d3uzQ/iTunes10.7.dmg

     

    Replace the iTunes 11 application with iTunes 10.7.  Lion (OSX 10.7) and newer systems have iTunes integrated into the operating system and deleting is a bit more involved.  The two ways I can think of to do this are:

     

    1.  Use the shareware Pacifist utility (http://www.charlessoft.com/) to install iTunes 10.7 including all associated system files. Details at http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=16400819&postcount=6

     

    2. Check this reference on how to delete the iTunes application itself:

     

    Delete iTunes in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion - http://osxdaily.com/2011/09/13/delete-itunes-in-mac-os-x-10-7-lion/

     

    After deleting the application there may be other files that need downgrading too. See the note about error -42408 at the end of this post. You may want to tuck these away somewhere safe until you have completed the installation of iTunes 10.7.  I have not tested this but ideally if newer versions are not found then the installer will put in the old versions. This may include these files in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ which apparently get updated by iTunes 11:

     

    AirTrafficHost.framework
    CoreFP.framework
    DeviceLink.framework
    iTunesAccess.framework
    MobileDevice.framework

     


    After doing one of the two procedures above you will have to rescue your old iTunes library from your iTunes > Previous Libraries folder and rename it "iTunes Library.itl" (replacing the existing one in the iTunes folder) because a newer version of iTunes irreversibly updates your library file. Note, this will revert your library to version at the time of the upgrade and you will have to update any changes made since.  See:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20401436 - turingtest2 11/2012 post on rebuilding empty/corrupt library from previous iTunes library file after upgrade/crash.

     

    iTunes: How to re-create your iTunes library and playlists - http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1451

     

    Other issues:
    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20432309 - solution to mobile devices saying they need to be restored after downgrading

     

    If you encounter error-42408:

     

    iTunes: Advanced iTunes Store troubleshooting - http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3297 > Specific Conditions and Alert Messages: (Mac OS X / Windows) - including specific error codes.

     

    Alternatively, check https://discussions.apple.com/message/20441424 which requires you have a Time Machine backup (though possibly if you remove the newer version of these files old ones may be installed with the iTunes 10.7 installer - untested).  A  variant of this is at: https://discussions.apple.com/message/20448184

  • 3. Re: Can I uninstall itunes 11.0?
    simonhfisher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In order to revert back to iTunes 10.7 from 11.0 firstly you need to delete the latest Itunes, If you are on Lion or Mountain Lion and cannot because it is required by the OSX use this guide to help you http://osxdaily.com/2011/09/13/delete-itunes-in-mac-os-x-10-7-lion/

     

    Its not quite as simple as deleting the new version, installing an old you also need to get the file in your music folder that holds all your music and move it to another location like your desktop.  Once you have done this you can delete all itunes related files in your music folder.

     

     

     

    Once you have installed the version you need to then put your music from your desktop into the "Automatically Add to iTunes" file and away you go.

     

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  • 4. Re: Can I uninstall itunes 11.0?
    simonhfisher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    < Update from last post, to avoid itunes error 42408 >

     

    In order to revert back to iTunes 10.7 from 11.0 firstly you need to delete the latest Itunes, If you are on Lion or Mountain Lion and cannot because it is required by the OSX use this guide to help you http://osxdaily.com/2011/09/13/delete-itunes-in-mac-os-x-10-7-lion/

     

    Its not quite as simple as deleting the new version, firstly I recommend backing up your music, then you need to download itunes 10.7 you can do this from here http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1576  Also you need to download pacifist http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/6812/ Once you have pacifist open click on the itunes 10.7 dmg file and drag out the 'Install iTunes' file into pacifist then click on the 'Contents of Install iTunes' and click install in the top left hand corner. When prompted clicked replace on every file pacifist brings up. This allows you to cover up the files left behind after the deletion of itunes 11.

     

    Once installed open itunes and check if you music is there, if not drag your back up into the "Automatically Add to iTunes" file in the music folder and away you go.

  • 5. Re: Can I uninstall itunes 11.0?
    robinb55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you simonhfisher.  I now have my cover flow back.  I don't have my playlists & not sure how to get them, but I can create those again.  Cover flow was MOST important & I thank you for the very easy downgrade instructions. 

  • 6. Re: Can I uninstall itunes 11.0?
    robinb55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I figured out how to get my Playlists.   I used Senuti. Thanks